2019 Topic 5: Maps & Plans
For her Maps and Plans project, I love how Kate has copper-painted over her map background and the beautiful painted details she's incorporated. Her clever use of fibres again gives the perfect contrast.
Hi everyone, Kate here with you today, and I'd like to share with you the start of my travel themed memory journal.
I have been needing the excuse to start an art journal to document the yearly trips that my husband and I take. Lynne Perrella's stamps remind me of all the exotic places I would love to visit someday so of course when planning my map themed project I chose these stamps as the focal point.
The cover is full of layered elements and I really love the map in conjunction with the Asian character washi tape. I think it gives off a definite travel flair.
The title page for our first trip is made using a printed map that I altered as the background. I made sure to include the name of the city that we visited as those pictures will be represented in the subsequent pages.
I downloaded several free vintage maps and used my inkjet printer to print them. I used the Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Copper paint to create a vintage look. I love how it created a shimmer to the paper. I also used Mustard Pickle. Gold, Green Patina and Captain Peacock.
A lot of fabric and paper scraps from my table were used to create dimension and texture.
I used fibres, die cuts and stickers to embellish the pages aside from Fresco Finish Paints and Infusions.
The photos do not show it well, but all the images have a lovely sheen due to the Fresco Finish Copper and Gold paints that were used.
I have always shied away from scrapbooking because I don't enjoy working with 4x6 photographs. But I am particularly drawn to using fussy cut stamped images in my art and I never thought to include these into my memory books. This was the perfect project to combine documented memories as well as layering and stamped images. I will be scattering these title pages throughout the journal to showcase my favorite stamps and techniques alongside my photographs. I hope you are not afraid to mix it up and use your favorite stamps and mixed media techniques in your scrapbooks/memory books.